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Monday, March 21, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake - Twice!

I love to bake.  But, last night, for some reason, I went crazy with it, even for me.  I wanted to make a cake for our dessert.  Couldn't decide between a chocolate one, or a spicy one. So...I made both! 
I'm a sucker for cookbooks.  Good thing I don't have the money to just go buy them.  The most wonderful thing for me, and anyone who loves to play in the kitchen...the internet.  I love looking up different recipes to try new dishes.  it's how I learned how to make Vietnamese Fresh Rolls (not fried spring rolls, or salad rolls...different names for basically the same thing...but I digress) and enchiladas.  I'm wanting to make Pho Ga, soon, because I found a recipe on-line (not to mention, I love eating Pho Ga).  When I finally make it, I'll take pictures of my steps and post.
But last night, was all about the cake.  I found my recipes to try on Tasty Kitchen's site.
Aunt Gini's Devil's Food Cake was my chocolate one.  My husband dished up our piece of this cake.  I wish I would've taken a picutre of his presentation.  He cut the cake out with a biscuit cutter (I've done this before with's a gorgeous way to present your dessert, by the way), put a light topping of chocolate syrup (we recommend Nestle's syrup that doesn't use high fructose corn syrup.  We are anti-HFCS!), then a scoop of vanilla ice cream, with just a little more chocolate syrup.  This cake was yummy and moist.  I'm not sure I'll ever go back to using a boxed devil's food cake mix, again.  Easy-peasey, and DELICIOUS!
Mom's Old Fashioned Pumpkin and Spice Bundt Cake was the spice cake I chose.  I wasn't going to try it, last night, since we had the rich chocolate cake, already.  But, once I took the cake out of the bundt pan and put it onto my cake plate....the smell overtook me.  Oh.....YUM!!  Incredible. 

In fact, I've eaten my breakfast.  I'm ready for another cup of coffee...I might just have to indulge in a tiny piece right now, even though it's only 8 am. 
As you can see, I have something else to do.  So, 'til later!

1 comment:

  1. I am not coming to your house till I've lost all my weight. It's too dangerous :)..

    Ps. I tried to leave this comment before but I was signed in under "The Harris Family". I think I deleted it before it 'took'. If not, sorry, you will have to delete it.